Elections

Senator Nancy Skinner wins a second term

Incumbent Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has easily won a second term as senator for California’s Ninth District, according to the latest numbers from Contra Costa County and Alameda County. Skinner received about 85 percent of the votes in Contra Costa County in the Nov. 3 election, defeating Libertarian candidate Jamie Dluzak, who received over 14 percent of the votes. Contra Costa still has an estimated 70,000 mail-in ballots left to count. In Alameda County, Skinner received more than 90 percent…

Mark DeSaulnier re-elected to the 11th Congressional District

Incumbent Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) will continue to represent the state’s 11th congressional district after winning another two years in office on Tuesday evening. DeSaulnier, who represents a large swath of Contra Costa County, was boosted to victory with approximately 75% of the vote across his district.

Running to ensure equitable access to education

Y’Anad Burrell has a mission: Improve education and opportunities for people of color in Richmond. That’s why she is hoping to serve as an area four board member for the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). “All I’ve been hearing over 10, 15 years is that the West Contra Costa Unified School District continues to be low in achievement,” said Burrell, the CEO and founder of Glass House Communications. “[The district] continues to have challenges in getting Black and brown students…

Community learns election-district mapping in workshop by city, demographer

Richmond’s city clerk and a demographics consultant hosted a second workshop at the City Council chamber on Monday to guide community members through the process of drawing up districting maps for Richmond, which the City Council will consider during the city’s expected transition from at-large to district-based council elections in January 2020.